Fully Automated Penetration Testing Doesn’t Exist! Know Your Options.

There has been a great deal of discussion of late regarding "Automated Penetration Testing" and "Manual Penetration Testing". Despite the encouragement by many vendors, automated penetration testing does not exist. The actions they describe are very close to what you would expect from "Vulnerability Scanning". This is important, as a consumer should know exactly what to expect from a vendor. Penetration Testing is the process of discovering and identifying vulnerabilities within the systems deployed by an organization, exploiting them to understand the level of potential threats those vulnerabilities might pose, and the damages that would be caused by a successful exploitation. A successful penetration test not only identifies the vulnerabilities but also finds different ways to exploit those vulnerabilities with the goal of determining the outcome of a successful exploitation. As a result, Penetration Testing is a complex and time-consuming, painstaking process. There are many reasons why conducting a proper…

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Critical Path Security Announces Sponsorship/Partnership with Ryan Vargas for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 

Critical Path Security is excited to announce our partnership with Ryan Vargas for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Critical Path Security specializes in cyber security with an established presence in New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Toronto. Critical Path serves a span of multiple industries from entertainment to defense. "I'm beyond thrilled to welcome Critical Path Security aboard for their first race in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series," says Vargas. "I've been fortunate to have chatted off and on with Patrick (Kelley) and his team at Critical Path Security for the last few months. Continuing this partnership from last year in the Xfinity series to our win in the eNASCAR International Series, I look forward to helping them bolster their program as well as finding new ways to showcase Critical Path's quality cyber security services." "We could not be more proud to continue our relationship with…

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Ryan Vargas and Critical Path Security visits The Children’s Haven

As we prepare for Christmas Day, we couldn't think of a better way to start than to have Ryan Vargas join Critical Path Security and Léargas Security for a visit to The Children's Haven! We were honored to share the stories and each person's motivation behind bringing more awareness to foster and at-risk children, not just in Cherokee County, but around the world. With "go bags" custom made for foster children arriving in the middle of the night to their visitation room with a full kitchen and play area, The Children's Haven currently provides an "award-winning" experience and opportunity for families to continue their journey toward being reunited. Do you want to be a part of this mission? If so, reach out! Let's build happy, healthy children! #BuildingHappyHealthyChildren #motivation


What is a vCISO and do I need one?

Driven by a growing number of sophisticated threats and an ever-evolving regulatory landscape, demand for CISO talent remains at a premium.  Unfortunately, smaller and mid-market organizations lack the proper resources to acquire top candidates due to expected salary requirements.   To help address the hiring challenge facing these organizations, Critical Path Security's vCISO offerings are a viable option that can provide benefits beyond a traditional CISO leadership role, at the price that smaller and mid-market organizations afford.  So, what exactly is a vCISO?  A vCISO (or Fractional CISO) provides a level of experience consistent with that of a traditional CISO but affords organizations more flexibility based on the regulatory requirements, business goals, and the available financial resources.   Critical Path Security's vCISO services provide proven cybersecurity professionals with decades of leadership experience, as a service on retainer or a part-time basis, providing insight and guidance without the cost of hiring an…

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